Quiet cars = Quiet City
Electric and other hybrid cars have an advantage over other vehicles in that they either don’t consume gas or get significantly higher miles per gallon than other vehicles. While there is an obvious cost savings in this there are other benefits to hybrid or electric cars as well. Three advantages don’t just accrue to the owner but also the community at large.
One of the main advantages is that these cars are quiet. Quiet cars result in a quiet city and the entire population benefits from this beyond the benefits of the individual car engine. People aren’t bothered by the noise of electric cars, which is particularly useful during the evening hours or in the early morning when people are heading off to work. As such your neighbors will be happy with your purchase.
For anyone who has ever been in an electric car this is an obvious factor. For first time users it can be a bit shocking the lack of a sound when you turn it on. It is sometimes challenging to even know if the electric car is on as it operates on a battery and doesn’t use a noisy internal combustion engine. While this uncertainty goes away when you drive an hybrid nor electric car for a bit the benefits of driving them doesn’t ever go away.
With all of the noise pollution in a city the savings from one electric vehicle isn’t noticeable. However when fleets of these vehicles replace traditional internal combustion engine vehicles the benefits of these vehicles will be truly significant and usher in a new era of quietude in cities.
In a world that is suffering from too much noise pollution this is surely going to be a real positive for all of society. Buying these vehicles can be a great thing as they increase in popularity.